I don't take vitamin A by itself. I make sure to get all the fat-soluble vitamins either in supplement (but I make sure it's from natural sources) or in food. If you take vitamin A with vitamin D3 in particular (or get them together in food, but that's harder with D3), each is protective against an overdose of the other.
Vitamin A is vital for reproductive health and for proper growth of the fetus if you plan on having kids; despite official health warnings against the true vitamin, embryos and fetuses can't convert beta carotene but do have a mechanism for controlling how much vitamin A they get. (And I got that via ScienceDaily; do a search at the site for vitamin A and it should come up on one of the search result pages.) Eye defects, tooth enamel defects, and urinary tract defects are common in children deprived prenatally of vitamin A. My daughter had two out of the three; I didn't have enough A either in my diet or in my prenatal vitamin when I was carrying her. I am seeing prenatals nowadays without beta carotene. This is getting scary.
So I don't know why all of a sudden you were having problems. Could be a prostaglandin thing, could be a fatty-acid imbalance, could just be you need more minerals. (Do you drink bone broth?) You could have developed a cyst; hope you asked your GYN to check.
As for the notion that we should never supplement, ancestral peoples may not have had pills per se, but there were foods they ate that were intended as supplements. They didn't label them such in so many words, but that's what the foods were: fish eggs, liver, other animal organs, high-vitamin butter, etc. And they had food traditions which we no longer have--but we know about micronutrients. So maybe we need to be a bit easier on ourselves about this. By all means, look for high quality and know what you're getting--but there's a time and a place to get the extra help.
And I realize this is from over a year ago, but it came up in Google search results, so here I am.